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Title: Tumu-nui  
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Subject: Rata (Tahitian mythology), Tahiti and Society Islands gods, Fati, Aremata-Popoa and Aremata-Rorua, Pua Tu Tahi
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Tumu-nui is the name of several figures in Tahitan mythology.

This is the name is a major god in the creation myth. There, he and his wife Paparaharaha were responsible for creating the pillars that hold up the sky (Rumia).

This is also the name of the uncle of the hero Rata. He was king of Tahiti. When he was lost at sea, his nephew Rata became king.

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